Neighborhood History

In 1910 a new streetcar line running out Blair Boulevard sparked a wave of home building in the area. Most were built in 1910-1935 in styles favored by the urban middle class of the day — Craftsman, Tudor Revival, Foursquare, and English cottage. 

The Hillsboro-West End Neighborhood Association was founded in 1975 to preserve historic character, enhance community, and promote engagement.

Home Place: A History of the Hillsboro West End Neighborhood was published by the organization in 1992. 

Hillsboro-West End National Register Nomination includes a list of addresses and dates of original construction for houses included in this historic designation.

1931 Map of the Neighborhood is a composite of historic Sanborn maps. Download the PDF to the desktop to zoom in.

Historic Photos of the neighborhood.

Hillsboro Village - Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow was published by Belmont-Hillsboro Neighbors and Vanderbilt University in 1993. 

Base Zoning

Base Zoning applies to all property in Nashville -- the zoning of a lot determines allowable land use, setbacks, and other restrictions.  In areas with Conservation Zoning, the Conservation Zoning guidelines work as an "overlay" in addition to the Base Zoning.  For lots that are not in the Conservation Zoning district, only Base Zoning applies.

To find out what the base zoning of a lot is, use the Metro Planning Commission Map Site and reference the Metro Zoning Code.  You may also contact a zoning examiner at Metro Codes.

Conservation Zoning

A large part of the Hillsboro-West End neighborhood is subject to a Conservation Zoning Overlay.  For more information about Conservation Zoning in the Hillsboro-West End Neighborhood, please contact the Metro Historic Zoning Commission, at 615-862-7970.

Specific information about the Hillsboro-West End Conservation Zoning district (including maps and guidelines) can be found here: HWEN Design Guidelines.